Good to Great Programme

Sponsored by NOCN

Lots of the support currently offered in the sector around quality improvement is often targeted at new providers in helping them to become compliant and establish base line provision. That’s great, but what about existing providers? This programme, delivered by AELP, sponsored by NOCN, sets out to help existing providers drive excellence and improve existing capacity to aspire to support the next step in their evolution to become ‘great’. Overseen by an experienced facilitator/coach and delivered by a team of subject experts from across the sector this programme will give providers the tools to self-assess starting points, develop an organisation action plan and use expert support, advice and peer support to take provision to bridge the gap between being good and becoming ‘great’.

For further information:

Click below to view the Good to Great Programme guide

Target Group

Senior Managers working in providers currently recognised as good by Ofsted who are looking to become ‘great’.

Programme structure and content

This is an 8-month structured programme which will be delivered using a mixed model of workshops, webinars and support events. The programme is based around 5 core modules which have been identified as being key in helping providers improve and drive their incumbent position. Each month we will cover a different topic and allow time for review and reflection, development of action plans and also include facilitated peer review and collaboration at its centre.


  1. Inspirational leadership and management
  2. Strong and robust financial health
  3. Effective corporate governance
  4. Innovative and cutting edge learning
  5. Preparation for inspection and the new Education Inspection Framework


The programme will formally conclude with a graduation ceremony and providers completing the programme will also join an alumni programme which will help them to continue with the peer review and collaborative partnerships created through the programme.


Costs and Application Process

The total price for this support programme is £2,500 per provider (1 delegate per event). To begin the application process, download the expression of interest form.

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